As energy prices continue to rise in Australia, Barossa Valley retirees Richard and Joan Green are setting the standard for solar savings, paying less than $10 for a year’s worth of hot water, writes Greg King-Evans.
Community group Solar Citizens today congratulates the Queensland Government on beating their target for the rollout of solar on schools. A total of 200,000 panels are now installed on 912 schools, beating the target of 180,000 panels at 872 schools.
Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator has given the green light for solar photovoltaic installations to be conducted by multiple installers, a significant change from previous requirements.
Recent extreme weather events have underscored the need to cut the CO₂ emissions that are driving up global temperatures. This requires a rapid transition of the energy economy to renewable energy sources, the cheapest being solar photovoltaics (PV). And our newly published research points to a way we can drive down costs of the shift even further using cheaper forms of silicon for highly efficient solar panels.